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IT leader assessment

This tool evaluates the correlation between IT attributes and business success and, based on how your answers compare with average scores, will advise you where to invest in IT.

It is based on data HP collected from 650 global companies about a range of IT characteristics (server capacities, approach to information management, security, BYOD, etc.) and how they correlate to revenue gain. This assessment will compare your answers to the average scores in that study.

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The percentage of IT organizations that expect all critical apps and operations will be sourced via the cloud by 2016. (Three percent say that’s the case now. An additional 27% expect to get there by 2020.)1


Year by which public cloud infrastructure will be required by the United States to comply with critical national infrastructure regulations. 2


Percentage of overall IT security enterprise product capabilities that will be delivered in the cloud by 2015.2

1“Hunting and Harvesting in a Digital World: The 2013 CIO Agenda,” Gartner, Mark P. McDonald and Dave Aron,
January 2013
2Predicts 2013: Security Solutions,” Gartner Inc., January 2013

One question

Q:  How do we prepare for an all-but-inevitable security breach?

A: The smart CISO starts with assessing the state of the business. … “What are we protecting?” The key is to get your business leaders, the people who run and understand the business itself, to answer that question. ... Coca-Cola has the secret formula … Everyone has something they need to protect. Keep in mind that you have to limit the answer to critical things. There is absolutely no feasible way to defend everything in the organization.

—Rafal Los, Principal, HP Enterprise Security Services, on his Wh1t3 Rabbit blog

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